Clients

A Balance of Focus and Diversity

We are specialists in the shelter industry (everything under the roof, from real estate development to home products), but we are also quite diversified, working B2B and B2C in services and products from banking and healthcare to heavy industry. The advantage to you is a cross-fertilization of ideas, a broad understanding of markets, and a total absence of canned creative solutions. Click a category to see our clients.

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Shelter
Architects, Interior Designers and Builders. Cabinetry, Furniture and other Home Products.
Real Estate Development, Senior Housing, Residential and Commercial Services. Shelter Trade Shows.

  • Architecture, Construction & Interior Design
  • Bennett Construction Management General contracting, construction management & design/build
  • Cavanaugh Building Site development and construction
  • Cedarwood Architectural Commercial and residential building design
  • Craven Construction Church building design and construction
  • Dun-Rite General contractor for commercial & residential roofing & remodeling
  • Home Builders Association of Portage and Summit Counties
  • JDM Structures Builder of storage barns and custom homes
  • Lobalzo Design Associates Interior design
  • Lou Ritenour Decorators
  • Louis Perry & Associates, Inc. Engineers, architects and planners of industrial plants
  • Miller Homes Custom homebuilder
  • The NRP Group Construction and property management of multifamily and commercial buildings
  • The Perry Group Commercial/industrial construction, systems manufacturer and pre-fabricated buildings
  • Tri-C Construction Commercial construction and construction management
  • Welty Building Company, Ltd. Commercial and industrial construction and construction management
  • Zaremba Architectural design and construction of New Urbanism neighborhoods
  • Zumpano Design & Construction Custom homebuilder
  • Furniture
  • Amish Country Furniture Association
  • Dimitroff's Furniture & Design
  • Gomillion Furniture Services
  • Hardwood Furniture Builders Guild
  • Homestead Furniture
  • Schrock’s Heritage Furniture
  • Winesburg Chair
  • Yutzy Urban Collection
  • Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry
  • J.M. Kitchen & Bath Two showrooms, Denver metro area
  • Kitchen Craft Cabinetry Largest cabinetry manufacturer in Canada with sales in Canada and the U.S.
  • Luxe Cabinetry Custom cabinetry manufacturer, California
  • Mullet Cabinet Custom cabinetry manufacturer, Ohio
  • Norcraft Cabinetry Custom cabinetry manufacturer, Canada
  • Omega Cabinetry Custom and semi-custom cabinetry nationwide, Iowa
  • QuakerMaid Cabinetry Custom cabinetry with national distribution, Pennsylvania
  • Stuart Kitchens Four showrooms in the Washington, D.C., area
  • We have also worked with the Signature, Dynasty, Aurora, Orchard Park, Imprezza and Urban Effects cabinetry lines, attended KBIS and written articles for KBDN.
  • Real Estate Development
  • The Cedarwood Companies Nationwide commercial real estate development
  • Cedarwood Development, Inc. Commercial, program and residential development
  • Greenhaven Development Residential development
  • The NRP Group Development, construction and property management
  • Zaremba Developer of New Urbanism neighborhoods
  • Shelter Products & Services
  • All Tech Electrical engineering, instrumentation & control systems
  • Audio Video Interiors Home theater systems
  • Construction Labor Contractors Skilled workers for the construction industry
  • Fiber-Seal Systems Fabric care centers, international
  • The Geopfert Company Commercial HVAC
  • Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co. Custom handcrafted staircases
  • Hastings Water Works Residential, commercial and municipal swimming pool management
  • J.C. Whitlam Chemicals and tools for plumbers and hydro-engineers
  • Kichler Light fixtures, lamps and home accessories
  • MK Architectural Metal, Inc. Fabricator, skyscraper curtain walls
  • Portage Marble & Granite Company Architectural signage
  • Reserve Millwork Cabinetry and architectural woodwork
  • Riverview Management Co. Commercial and multi-family property management
  • Rockwood Door & Millwork Manufacturer, architectural doors
  • Securitec One, Inc. Security systems for residential, commercial and institutional settings
  • Sparkle International, Inc. World headquarters for Sparkle Wash franchisees
  • WCCV Flooring Design Centers Hardwood, marble and granite, carpeting, rugs and tile

Leisure
Tourism, Events, Entertainment, Hospitality.

  • Events/Tourism
  • Amish Door Village Dinner Theater/Special Events Family-style entertainment
  • Holmes Country Tourism Council Tourism in the world’s largest Amish community, Holmes County, Ohio
  • Horse Progress Days Multi-day, national event for horse enthusiasts
  • Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market The country’s largest hardwood furniture trade show
  • Topography Fundraising for the Trails Forever Legacy Fund, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
  • World’s Largest Buffet Guinness Book of World Records event
  • Hospitality
  • Amish Country Lodging Council
  • Amish Door Restaurant
  • Amish Door Inn
  • Café Piscitelli Italian restaurant at the historic Akron Municipal Airport
  • Cambria Suites Grand opening events
  • The Galaxy Restaurant, Sports Bar and Banquet Center
  • The Soup Pot Gluten-free restaurant with significant online sales
  • Swenson’s Restaurants Micro-chain of drive-in restaurants
  • Natural, Cultural & Sporting Attractions
  • Conservancy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • International golf championships at Firestone Country Club:
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, 2006-2007
  • World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, 1995-2001, 2004-2005
  • 63rd Senior PGA Championship

Financial
Banks, Financial Planning, Accounting

  • Banks
  • CFBank Four locations
  • Champaign Bank Multiple locations
  • First National Bank Fourteen branches
  • Summit Bank
  • TeleCommunity Credit Union Three locations
  • Financial Planners & Stock Advisors
  • Jentner Financial Group Fee-based financial planners for individuals and foundations
  • Kiplinger Investment Advisors Financial planners
  • Osterman Financial Group Financial planners, New York Life agents
  • Senior Capital Services Financial planning, investment counseling and accounting
  • VectorVest Publishers of the weekly VectorVest Stock Advisory. SEC Registered
  • Insurance & Human Resources
  • Construction Labor Contractors HR services for the construction industry
  • Horizon HR solutions for small businesses
  • Jones & Wenner Insurance Agency Independent insurance agency, personal and specialized commercial lines
  • Pillar Medical Associates Nursing employment agency
  • Ryerson Management Associates, Inc. Healthcare HR and billing management
  • Law & Accounting
  • Thomas Kelley, Attorney at Law Personal legal services
  • Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. Accounting, tax preparation and business consulting
  • Kiplinger & Co. Accounting and business consulting
  • Stark & Knoll Legal counsel for business owners and individuals
  • Transaction Support Group Web-based support for mergers & acquisitions

Industrial
Automotive, Steel, Plastics, Rubber, Chemicals, Paper. Associations and Trade shows.

  • Automotive & Steel
  • Alcon Tool Company, Inc. Industrial knives for diverse industries
  • Bay Metal, Inc. Custom die design for stamping, roll forming and tube making
  • Christopher Tool Precision parts for aerospace, hydraulic/pneumatic & advanced technology
  • Commercial Alloys Scrap metal recovery and recycling
  • ContiTech, Power Transmission Division Continental Tire's drive belts for the automotive aftermarket
  • Davco Fastener Co. Sourcing and supply of widely diverse fasteners
  • Decker Fasteners, Ltd. Sourcing and supply of internally threaded fasteners
  • Decker Manufacturing Corporation Manufacture of internally threaded fasteners
  • Dengensha America Welders, feeders, weld guns for automotive and other industries
  • Iron Bay Manufacture of coil-end joining equipment
  • MK Architectural Metal, Inc. Custom fabrication of curtain-walls for skyscrapers
  • Ohio Roll Form Equipment, Inc. New tooling and refurbished machinery for roll forming
  • Power Transmission Technology, Inc. Torque limiting systems for heavy industry
  • Ramco Specialties, Inc. Manufacturers of automotive lock nuts
  • St. Lawrence Steel High-strength, wear-resistant steel products
  • Summit Import & Export Distributor and manufacturer of Chef’s Essentials cookware
  • Chemicals
  • J.C. Whitlam Chemicals and tools for plumbers and hydro-engineers
  • Tradco Corporation Chemical products for the automotive aftermarket
  • Paper
  • Boxboard Packaging Custom folding carton packaging
  • Die Guys, Inc. Laser dies for cutting paper, board, leather and other materials
  • Portage Packaging, Inc. Rigid boxes and vacuum-formed inserts
  • Rubber & Platics
  • Crown Mats and Matting Anti-fatigue and entrance mats for industrial and commercial uses
  • Design Molded Plastics Engineering and manufacture of high-tolerance plastic parts
  • Inflatable Images Manufacture of cold-air inflatable vinyl characters
  • Linden Industries, Inc. Control systems/machinery for reinforced reaction injection molding
  • McCann Color, Inc. Custom color formulation for plastics
  • McCann Plastics, Inc. Custom plastics compounding and blending. Complete lab services
  • The Trexler Rubber Company Polyurethane products and bags for hydro and isostatic compacting

Services
Legal, IT, Supply Chain, HR and other business and consumer services.

  • See also ‘Financial’ for banks and other financial services, “Non-Profit” for trade associations and chambers of commerce
  • Business Services
  • Business Growth Concepts Sales training
  • CQ Printing
  • Prima Public Relations, Ltd.
  • Hasting Water Works, Commercial Division Pool and fountain maintenance for hotels, hospitals and municipalities
     
  • Computer Systems & Software
  • BCG Systems Networking services and custom applications
  • Integrity Software Tracking software for the intermodal industry
  • Mainstream Software/Crossform Software for faster dispatch
  • On-Site Services Corp. Computer services brought to your site
  • Virtual Horizons Website programming and hosting
  • XLSystems Network design, installation and administration
  • Insurance & Human Resources
  • Construction Labor Contractors Employment services for the construction industry
  • Jones & Wenner Insurance Agency Independent insurance agency, personal and specialized commercial lines
  • Horizon Outsourcing HR solutions for small businesses
  • Pillar Medical Associates Nursing employment agency
  • Ryerson Management Associates, Inc. Healthcare HR and billing management
  • Legal & Accounting Services
  • Armbruster, Kelley, Kot, Honeck & Baker Personal legal services
  • Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. Accounting, tax preparation and business consulting
  • Kiplinger & Co. Accounting and business consulting
  • Stark & Knoll Legal counsel for business owners and individuals
  • Transaction Support Group Web-based support for mergers & acquisitions
  • Supply Chain & Transportation
  • AirExcellence, L.L.C. Private airplane charter; aircraft management
  • Genesis Leasing Corporation Leasing of industrial truck fleets
  • Integrity Software Tracking software for the intermodal industry
  • Logistic Concepts Third-party logistics for nationwide shipping
  • Mainstream Software/Crossform Software for faster dispatch
  • Summit Import & Export Distributor and manufacturer, Chef’s Essentials cookware
  • TTR Shipping Copier and industrial equipment shipping
  • Vocollect, Inc. Voice-based data collection systems for integrated supply chains
  • Wills Trucking, Inc. One of the five largest bulk-haulers in the U.S.

Non-profit
Government, Education, Professional Associations. Cultural, Community and Charitable Groups.

  • Chambers of Commerce/Government
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • Holmes County Chamber of Commerce
  • Holmes County Tourism Council
  • Metro Regional Transit Authority, Akron
  • Portage Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Education
  • Akron Hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM regional support facility
  • American School Health Association National association, school nurses and doctors
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame® School…Center for STEM Learning A STEM middle school
  • Ohio Library Council Coordinating public and university libraries statewide
  • Professional Associations
  • American Advertising Federation-Akron
  • American Society of Interior Designers, Ohio North Chapter
  • Amish Country Furniture Association
  • Amish Country Lodging Council
  • Hardwood Furniture Builders Guild
  • Home Builders Association, Portage and Summit Counties
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Akron/Canton chapter, seven counties
  • Charitable Community Groups
  • American Heart Association
  • Bath Gamma Garden Club
  • Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
  • Boys Scouts of America, Great Trail Council
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
  • Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care
  • Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities
  • Rotary Club of Fairlawn

Healthcare
Hospitals, Medical Practices, Medical Staffing and Management

  • Healthcare
  • American Health Care Centers Independent living and nursing homes
  • Horizon Human resources solutions, including benefits administration
  • Pillar Medical Associates Nursing employment agency
  • Preferred Home Medical, Inc. Medical supplies and products distributor
  • Sumner on Ridgewood Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Hospitals & Medical Practices
  • Akron ENT Associates Ear, nose and throat group practice
  • American Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Chiropractic treatment
  • Edwin Shaw Hospital for Rehabilitation Rehabilitation hospital, merged with Akron General Hospital
  • Legacy Plastic Surgeons Cosmetic & reconstructive procedures
  • Marion Healthcare System, Inc. Psychiatric care for correctional institution inmates
  • Steven L. Kutnick, M.D. Nasal plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Western Reserve Spine & Pain Institute Comprehensive spinal health center
  • Healthcare Oriented Non-Profits
  • American Heart Association
  • American School Health Association National association, school nurses and doctors
  • Physicians for Mental Health Publisher,Brain Magazine

Retail
Food, Furniture, Restaurants, Stores and Shopping Centers, Direct Sales

  • See also “Healthcare” and “Tourism”
  • Banks
  • CFBank Four locations
  • Champaign Bank Multiple locations
  • First National Bank Fourteen branches
  • Summit Bank
  • TeleCommunity Credit Union Three locations
  • Direct-to-the-consumer Stores and Sales
  • Adams Mason Funeral Home
  • Amish Door Dinner Theater/Special Events
  • Audio Video Interiors Home theater systems
  • CQ Printing
  • Cremation Society of Ohio
  • Fiber-Seal Systems Fabric care centers, international
  • Goddard Auto Sales
  • Hasting Water Works, Residential Division Pool and fountain maintenance
  • Kichler Light fixtures, lamps and home accessories
  • Mid’s Pasta Sauces
  • Shulan’s Jewelry, watches, china, silver and crystal
  • WCCV Flooring Design Centers Hardwood, marble and granite, carpeting, rugs and tile
  • Furniture & Cabinetry
  • Dimitroff's Furniture & Design
  • Homestead Furniture
  • J.M. Kitchen & Bath Two showrooms, Denver metro area
  • Schrock’s Heritage Furniture
  • Stuart Kitchens Four showrooms, Washington, D.C., area
  • Hospitality
  • Amish Door Restaurant
  • Amish Door Inn
  • Café Piscitelli
  • Cambria Suites Grand opening events
  • D'Tutanelli's Pizza Family owned pizzeria
  • Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar Fast casual Mexican restaurant
  • The Galaxy Restaurant, Sports Bar and Banquet Center
  • The Soup Pot Gluten-free restaurant with online sales
  • Swenson’s Restaurants Micro-chain of drive-in restaurants